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Barbara E. Topete

Barbara Elizabeth Topete, age 96, longtime owner/operator of the Ocean Crest Resort, passed away on April 8, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington. She passed peacefully surrounded by family. Barbara was born on December 23, 1919, in Virginia City, Montana, and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson, 90, passed away at his home in Yelm on Saturday, April 23, 2016. He was born in Woodlawn, Wash., on Sept. 15, 1925, to Ed and Anny Nelson.

Robert A. Cross Jr.

Robert A. Cross Jr., 64 years of age and a lifetime Harborite, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at his Hoquiam home. He was born on Feb. 28, 1952, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Robert Alfred and Jennie Mae (Sandstrom) Cross Sr.

Denis N. Huston

Denis Nayland Huston, aged 91, a resident of Ocean Shores, Wash. since 1976 and formerly Olympia, died on Thursday, April 21, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Following cremation, he will be buried alongside his wife, Jean, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore. A Memorial Mass and reception is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, located at 15 Patrick Way, Ocean Shores, Wash. For more please visit:

Eugene S. Frazier

Eugene S. Frazier passed away on April 20, 2016. He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in the Boistfort Valley to Elizabeth (Flickiger) and Worthy Frazier. Leaving school shortly after 8th grade, he joined the Navy Air Corps during World War II. Gene joined the Army in 1948, and was an Airplane Instrument Mechanic. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for Simpson Logging at Camp Grisdale. He also worked for Crass Logging, and then retired after 21 years with Weyerhaeuser as a tree faller.

Mary Elizabeth Paulsen

Mary Elizabeth Paulsen, 88 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She was born on March 25, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Harley H. and Cathryn (Sullivan) Hunter.

Alissa Jo Elway

Alissa Jo Elway passed away suddenly on March 18, 2016, in Mt. Vernon, Wash. She was born to Lem and Peg Elway on Sept. 29, 1980, in Aberdeen, Wash. Over the years, she also lived in Hoquiam and Anacortes, Wash.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Plano, Texas.

Annette Louise Culbertson

Lifetime Aberdeen resident and our sweet mother, sister and grandmother, Annette L. Culbertson, 58, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., due to complications from the influenza virus. Annette was born to Matthew V. and Phillis J. (Anderson) Eliasson April 12, 1957. She was a 1975 graduate of Aberdeen High School. Annette married William E. Patten in 1977 and gave birth to her only child, Julie in 1979. After divorcing William, Annette later married Mitchell L. Culbertson in 1987 and was married for 22 years before separating.

Margaret Hardy

Margaret Hardy, Grays Harbor resident since 1943, died peacefully at Westhaven Villa in Aberdeen on Friday, April 15, 2016, with her son Bill Jr. and granddaughter Melanie by her side. She was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Lois, Virginia, a small crossroads community near Bealeton in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the farmhouse her dad built for her mother as a wedding gift. She remembered her growing up years fondly and would sing (very off-key) the song “In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.”

Kevin James Sisk

Lifelong Harbor resident, Kevin James Sisk, 59, died at his home in South Aberdeen, Friday, April 15, 2016. He was born in Aberdeen, March 5, 1957, the son of David William and Sheila (Everson) Sisk.

Donald Anton Stubb

Donald Anton Stubb, 95, a longtime Harbor resident, died at Gulke Manor in Montesano, with his family close by, Monday, April 11, 2016. He was born at Norman, Wash. Feb. 4, 1921, the son of Elias and Etta L. (Venard) Stubb.

James Travis Obias Aug. 9, 2000 - April 13, 2016

James was the beloved son of Leslie Perdue and Travis Obias. James was blessed with adoring parents and relatives. His beauty of spirit sparkled brightly - like a comet, his life crossed the night skies. Like a comet, his life was extinguished long before we were ready to let him go. Now we are left to mourn the passing of his spirit, but grateful to have shared the wonder of James’ vibrant comet-like fire.